Guy Fieri's New Eatery Slammed in Review

New York Times food critic gives bad review to Food Network star Guy Fieri.
3:00 | 11/14/12

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Amy? Let's get straight to the restaurant review, scathing to say the least. It's gone viral overnight. A new york times critic slamming guy fieri's flagship restaurant. Saying the service is bad. The food, even worse. We sent abc's linsey davis to check it out. She joins us this morning. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Not so bad getting dinner last night. You know guy fieri from his hit shows, "diners, drive-ins and dives," where his personality makes him one of the food network's hottest stars. But his new restaurant, not so popular, if you listen to "new york times'" pete wells that must like shish kebabs because he secured the restaurant. That's what I'm talking about. Reporter: His new times square restaurant, guy's american kitchen and bar, a massive 500-seat, 3-story spectacle, has been chopped to shreds by restaurant critic, pete wells of "the new york times." What some are calling the meanest or the best review ever. Wells offers fieri a first person review. Offer asking the chef scathing questions. When you hung that sign by the intans that says welcome to flavor town, were you just messing with our heads? And did you notice that the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table? Here, we have the calamari, which he calls unsalted squid rings. I'm no restaurant critic. But late tuesday, I ordered some of the dishes the paper picked apart, to see if the food could possibly be as bad as the latest assault suggests. Not unsalted. But not the best calamari we have. The awesome pretzel chicken tenders that taste like chewy air. Not awful. These are the fries that he says walked down a long, refrigerated hall. They are actually greasy. But they're not cold. They're hot and spicy. After dinner, we thought it was only fair to get the manager's take on all the criticism. It seems less factual and more personal than I feel was necessary. Reporter: Wells tells abc news, he stands by his review. But many are now asking if fieri is, indeed, getting his just desserts. It's delicious. Reporter: Or if this is a case of power grapes. Fieri did not give us a comment or response. About a month ago to address the niche onslaught of critics. We can't have eight restaurants doing it wrong or at least that wrong. Scathing. Thanks so much for braving that food there. We appreciate it.

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